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Got The Scoop On The Gardner Museum Art Heist? You Have 4 Days To Earn $10 Million

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 07:46

In 1990, two men stole 13 pieces of art from a Boston museum. They're worth half a billion dollars ... if you could sell them. On the other hand, the museum has a hefty reward for their whereabouts.

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In 'The Power,' Women Develop A Weapon That Changes Everything

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 13:34

Naomi Alderman's new novel imagines a world in which women suddenly pose a physical threat to men. Alderman says it was gratifying to imagine how characters might use that power to fight back.

(Image credit: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)

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2017 Has Been A Great Year For Women In TV

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 13:00

Female performers, producers and writers brought some amazing projects to screens this year, including The Handmaid's Tale, Better Things and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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'Florida Project' Tops David Edelstein's List Of The Year's Best Films

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 11:13

In a year dominated by stories of sexual harassment and abuse, Fresh Air's movie critic says his favorite films featured voices that aren't heard from enough.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On Disney, Mixtapes And Why He Won't Try To Top 'Hamilton'

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 11:13

Miranda says he doesn't feel the need to duplicate the success of Hamilton. "If you think in terms of topping, you're in the wrong business," he says. Originally broadcast Jan. 3, 2017.

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Americans Love Spices. So Why Don't We Grow Them?

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 02:01

Buying local fruit, vegetables, and meat has become increasingly popular in the United States, but we still import most of our spices. Some say homegrown spices are a growth opportunity for farmers.

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Illustrator Maira Kalman Moving To The Stage With Choreographer John Heginbotham

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:36

Kalman is collaborating on a stage work with choreographer John Heginbotham. The piece is based on The Principles of Uncertainty, and is all about living while knowing you're going to die.

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Illustrator Maira Kalman Moving To The Stage With Choreographer John Heginbotham

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:36

Kalman is collaborating on a stage work with choreographer John Heginbotham. The piece is based on The Principles of Uncertainty, and is all about living while knowing you're going to die.

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Doctor Who Says Goodbye To Peter Capaldi As Show Prepares For First Female Doctor

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:36

On Tuesday Dec. 19, BBC America began a Doctor Who marathon. It ends on Christmas Day with a goodbye to Peter Capaldi, as the Doctor. His replacement will be Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor in the show's 54-year history.

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Illustrator Maira Kaufman Moving To The Stage With Choreographer John Heginbotham

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:36

The celebrated illustrator Maira Kaufman, who has designed many New Yorker covers, The Principles of Uncertainty, and contributed to the illustrated Elements of Style is now collaborating on a stage work with choreographer John Heginbotham, formerly of the Mark Morris Dance Group. The piece is based on The Principles of Uncertainty, and is all about living while knowing you're going to die.

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'All The Money' Re-Shoot Was Decided 'In A Heartbeat,' Ridley Scott Says

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:36

After Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct, director Ridley Scott raced to save his film. He gathered the cast and crew and shot 22 scenes in nine days — this time with Christopher Plummer.

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For Children, A Good Booger Joke Helps The Medicine Go Down

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 04:00

Dr. Howard Bennett knows that humor can help his young patients be less worried when they're at the doctor's office. In his latest book, he uses gross-out jokes to explain how kids' bodies work.

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'Morning Edition' Listeners Stitch Together A Community Poem

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 01:58

New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander joins NPR's Rachel Martin to share a holiday poem collectively written by Morning Edition listeners.

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Retro-Games And Consoles Are The Latest Craze In The Gamer World

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 01:58

Many gamers are spending big money on retro-games and their consoles, even as new games and consoles are released. What's with this craze to keep the past alive?

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Gourmet Sprinkles Make Sweets And Other Treats Sparkle

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 14:38

Around the holidays, many bakers pay extra attention to how pretty their baked goods look. Their new secret weapon? Gourmet sprinkles.

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A Complicated Man, Outlined Clearly In Emily Wilson's New 'Odyssey'

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 05:15

The first woman to translate Homer's epic says she wanted to focus on the crystalline clarity she found in the original text, and let the muse speak directly to the readers.

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Not My Job: Bradley Whitford Of 'The Post' Gets Quizzed About The 'New York Post'

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 05:48

The actor in a new movie about The Washington Post answers questions about the somewhat less reputable but similarly-titled publication in New York.

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'Fascinating And Also A Little Bit Uncomfortable': Andrew Wyeth At 100

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 05:11

The late American painter created one of the 20th century's most recognizable works in "Christina's World." His centenary puts his distinct mastery, and varied critical reception, into perspective.

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'The Nutcracker' With An Alaskan Twist

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 05:11

In Sitka, the local production of The Nutrcracker is uniquely Alaskan. Father Herring replaces Mother Ginger; the Mosquito Queen reigns instead of the Mouse King.

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An Author Addresses A Young Santa Skeptic — Her Daughter

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 05:11

Martha Brockenbrough's new children's book Love, Santa answers potentially delicate questions. "This source of magic that so enraptures us around this time of year — well, it's us," she says.

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